The trial for Timothy Myers that was set to begin on January 6 has been postponed to a later date. (more…)
Forty-four year old Mat-Su Pretrial facility inmate Kent Matte was arrested six hours after he escaped prison in Palmer. Matte is back behind bars and so is an accomplice who is charged with hindering prosecution.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/20110106-escapefinal..mp3|titles=Prisoner apprehended after breaking out]
Troopers say the name of the escaped prisoner they are looking for is 44 year old Kent Charles Matte.
Update: Troopers found Matte this afternoon in Wasilla. He is back in custody.
Troopers are searching for a prisoner who escaped Mat Su Pretrial this morning shortly after 8 a.m. Troopers are not releasing the name or a photograph, instead are going with a description of the man. Department of Corrections says its the first time anyone has escaped the Palmer facility.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/20110105-escape.mp3|titles=20110105-escape]
Parents of children in the Mat Su School District all received an automated call this morning that schools are in “stay put” mode. Troopers are looking for a prisoner that escaped from Mat Su Pre trial early this morning. He is a Caucasian male, 44 years old, balding with red hair, 6’1″ tall and about 220 pounds. They have not released his name or what he is accused of, but Troopers consider him dangerous. Schools have locked their doors, but parents can still come in the school, it just means staff is being extra cautious in order to keep children safe.
The man was last seen wearing his yellow jumpsuit, pink undershirt and gray pants. He has noticeable tattoos on both his arms. If anyone has any information or sees this man, they can call 911.
KTNA’s morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos and announcements for Soltice, December 21st. Host is Sue Deyoe. Headlines – Clark trial delayed; Lepping found guilty on 23 counts; Denali Drama’s play runs through the weekend. 16 min.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/AMNews-20121221.mp3|titles=AMNews-20121221]
A Wasilla man has been found guilty of 23 misdemeanor fish and wildlife violations in Anchorage District Count.
Kurt Lepping, 55, was convicted of same day airborne hunting, guiding without a big game license, having an unpermitted black bear bait station, guiding a sport fish without a license and several other violations. (more…)
In July, Governor Sean Parnell hired a specialist to deal with the rampant domestic violence and sexual abuse occurrences in Alaska. Katie Tepas is the person and she says that nothing less than a change in society is needed to end domestic violence. KTNA continues coverage of domestic violence issues with an overview of what Tepas’ office tries to accomplish.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/20101129-dvTepas.mp3|titles=State Domestic Violence coordinator]
Following a string of domestic violence crimes recently in the area, we checked what services are available to people who find themselves in domestic violent situations. KTNA reporter Diana Haecker has more.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/20101119-dv.mp3|titles=Domestic violence resources]
Alaska Family Services Center, Palmer: 24-hour Crisis Line: 907-746-4080 or 1-866-746-4080
STAR, Standing Together Against Rape: Phone: 907-276-7279 or 800-478-8999